Succession Planning for Family Businesses

Obsidian Personal Planning Solutions provides Family Succession Planning services designed to ensure a smooth generational ownership transition.
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Receive the unbiased assistance you need to select the proper candidate for the transition of your business.

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Determine the ideal timeline for exiting your business and the milestones that will guide your path.

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Develop and mentor your intended successor to ensure they have the skills and wisdom for leadership.

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Don’t Risk Business Value

  • Have you been thinking about exiting your business, but you don’t know where to start?
  • Do you have a potential successor in mind to take over after your exit?
  • Are you concerned your family may not want to follow in your footsteps?

Your business success has been the key to your lifestyle. You want to protect that lifestyle and share it with your family. You need an objective succession plan that doesn’t sacrifice value, but you don’t know where to start. Obsidian Planning can guide you through the process.


Transitioning ownership of a family business is tricky. If you make a mistake or a wrong decision, it could potentially cost you and your family a significant amount of money. Preparation and planning are the keys, and we are ready and equipped to help.

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Here’s how you can confidently design your future.

1. Schedule a No-obligation Conversation

Let's get to know each other and see if there's a fit with a complimentary, no-obligation conversation.

2. Enroll in the Lifestyle Protector Program™

Our step-by-step approach is designed to help you grow and protect your wealth and lifestyle, and preserve your family legacy.

3. Track & Monitor Your Progress

Together, we'll closely monitor your progress, so you can stop feeling worried and get back to living life to its fullest.

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Create an equitable plan that will serve both your family and your business.

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We help family-owned businesses define the strategies that best transition their company’s leadership for ongoing success.

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Our team has the specialized knowledge and experience you need to manage your ownership and succession needs.

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We provide objective advice on the ideal methods and means for structuring your long-term leadership team.

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Preserve Your Business Legacy

You’ve worked hard to build a successful business. You can’t work forever. The problem is, you don’t want to risk losing company value, employee jobs, or family wealth by leaving. If you ever hope to exit, you’re going to need a viable succession plan. We can help.

The first thing to consider will be the candidates for succession. You’ll have to make some difficult decisions about the most capable and appropriate talent to assume control after you’re gone. Obsidian Planning uses an analytical vetting process to help you determine everything from who might fit to who’s the best fit, so you’ll know when you’ve found the ideal successor.

You’ll also need to determine the target value of your company. Having a solid estimate of what your business will be worth helps to make financing the transition easier. We use a range of tools and indicators to evaluate the true quality of earnings and working capital requirements, so your leadership team is well-equipped for what comes next. When you have a clear understanding of what’s involved in the financial transfer of your company, you have more assurance that you’re maximizing your wealth without sacrificing the company’s future.

While determining the right future leadership team and a fair price can be challenging, knowing when and how to step away from your business can feel impossible. It’s one of the most emotional aspects of any business transition, which is why so many owners feel paralyzed and trapped by it. We can help you lessen that emotion through our impartial analysis of your personal goals and your business targets. Using these objective factors, you’ll be able to determine and plan for the optimal time and manner of your exit. We’re not saying that it will be easy, but a succession plan will make it more manageable.

Planning for the next phase of your personal and professional life can be daunting. We’ve helped small family businesses like yours for more than three decades. Our proficiency in identifying and managing the necessary details for business succession will help you best prepare for an equitable, collaborative transition that will safeguard your business legacy.

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